from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A coat of defense made of small plates of metal sewn upon linen or the like. Also, this kind of armor taken generally; as, a coat of jazerant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coat of defense made of small plates of metal sewed upon linen or the like; also, this kind of armor taken generally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See jesserant.


Old French jazerant. (Wiktionary)


  • The nobles of higher rank entered through one of the gates reserved for personages of noble lineage, but all others entered there passing through the inspection of the household guards, brilliantly dressed and armored warriors in the purple tunics of Persia that covered a scaled jazerant of armor, rippling in the morning sun like the scales of a carp.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • Godrick, whose shaft held that he drave the Knight of the Fish clean over the arson of his saddle, and but for the goodness of his shield and double jazerant the spear-head had been in his breast withal.

    The Sundering Flood


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